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McCreary donation has better applications

McCreary donation has better applications

Cooper Sullivan, Assistant News Editor November 18, 2021

During the Deacs romping of the Blue Devils a few weeks ago, amidst the condom balloons and sea of black, the seemingly random words “Thank You Bob” flashed across the jumbotron. Being a child who...

Staff Editorial: Lead with respect and empathy

Staff Editorial: Lead with respect and empathy

Editorial Staff November 18, 2021

Tensions are high, norms are shifting and it feels that consistency is few and far between. Your mind might have traveled to any number of scenarios while reading that sentence. Perhaps you are thinking...

Greek life requires reforms, not abolition

Greek life requires reforms, not abolition

Abby Bermeo, Contributing Columnist November 18, 2021

The abolition of Greek life at Wake Forest has once again come to the forefront of discussions amongst both students and faculty. Greek life across college campuses has been associated with hospitalizations,...

We shouldnt feel guilty for engaging in stereotypical behavior — we should recognize the effects of socialization

Feminism is attained through progress, not perfection

Meredith Prince, Contributing Columnist November 18, 2021

Last week when I was aimlessly searching the internet to procrastinate doing my homework, I came across a TED Talk titled “Confessions of a Bad Feminist," given by Roxane Gay. In her lecture, Gay said...

Star QBs false vaccination status is inexcusable

Star QB’s false vaccination status is inexcusable

Conor Metzger, Opinion Editor November 18, 2021

It seems that lately, a lot of people associated with the NFL have been receiving media attention for their behavior off the field. Recently, countless reports of spousal abuse, substance use and discriminatory...

Hip hop festival incites chaos among concertgoers

Hip hop festival incites chaos among concertgoers

Shaila Prasad, Contributing Columnist November 18, 2021

Astroworld. A word that was once associated with commercial and artistic success now reminds people of tragedy. Friday, Nov. 5, marked the first day of the Astroworld Festival. In his hometown of Houston,...

Staff Editorial: Students play role in policy change

Staff Editorial: Students play role in policy change

Editorial Staff November 11, 2021

On Oct. 28, The Old Gold & Black reported that Wake Forest University did not intend to provide housing for international students during the four-week Winter Break. This was problematic for many international...

Facebooks Metaverse ends reality as we know it

Facebook’s Metaverse ends reality as we know it

Connor McNeely, Opinion Editor November 11, 2021

In the beginning, there was the Internet. It was a void — a shiftless, two-dimensional vat into which billions of people poured their lives. Then, as Mark Zuckerberg hovered over the darkness, a spark...

While many continue to actively protest their pro-choice or pro-life views, mutual respect and discussion is essential for progress.

Abortion debates: Discussion instead of division

Lucy Chapman, Contributing Columnist November 11, 2021

Last spring on a Friday afternoon, a group of nine female Wake Forest University students sat in a circle on Davis field for two hours and learned how to knit. I was responsible for bringing these individuals...

Greater trade protectionism policies have led to crippling supply chain issues, leading to a national labor shortage in the service industry.

Republicans place blame for trade crisis on Biden

Maryam Khanum, Staff Columnist November 11, 2021

About two weeks ago, President Biden announced his plans to rehabilitate the faltering supply chains by implementing 24/7 operations. As such, those working in transportation, particularly truck drivers,...

Youngkins victory is more than an anomaly

Youngkin’s victory is more than an anomaly

Robert Yount, Contributing Columnist November 11, 2021

On Tuesday, Nov. 2, Republican nominee Glenn Youngkin defeated Democratic incumbent Terry McAuliffe to become the next governor of Virginia. A former businessman, Youngkin became the first Republican elected...

Staff Editorial: Show support for our athletic teams

Staff Editorial: Show support for our athletic teams

Editorial Staff November 4, 2021

If the past week has taught us anything, it’s that now is an exciting time to be a Demon Deacon student and fan. This year, and this fall season, in particular, may truly be the best time in our school’s...

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